Who ever said you can’t enjoy yourself while being hard at work?
If you follow my blog and have at least skimmed over the content of the latest story, you will have realised that I do a lot of science communication and teaching work. Yet none of these things really fit my educational CV (that’s physics and management if you haven’t checked it out). Why? It’s important […]
One of the greatest things about living up North is that colour doesn’t just change from day to day. It changes in its character. Blue today isn’t like blue tomorrow. Look through my earlier posts from this spring and into the summer. You’ll find stuff that looks similar, just without the aquarell quality to the […]
Yes, I’m a little nerdy. So what?
Science and faith. What do facts matter to the gut?
(with a nod to Carl Sagan) Why are people so afraid of science? Or are they? As a scientist, or, in fact, as a curious human being, I cannot but notice that science is treated differently from other aspects of life. To give just one example, a car mechanic can point towards his experience and […]
The first answer coming to mind is simply “Why not?”. But – There’s a lot more to it. First of all, teachers should be updated on space science. We all should. It’s not an easy task, though. Just reading the news about space science and space technology takes time. Understanding the basic concept often takes […]
A satellite in Low Eart Orbit, LEO, can cover just one certain area of the Earth’s surface at a time. The same thing goes when it comes to contacting the satellite. To download data from the satellite, or to send commands to the satellite is possible only during the few minutes each orbit it passes right […]
I imagine, there might be drivers who look at speed limits as suggestions. There might as well be drivers, perhaps even male drivers, that see speed limits as suggesting a minimum speed. On facebook, people write about a flash of light out of the blue sky when they got caught by a speed camera along […]
Have you ever wondered why physics has to be so difficult? “Why?” is always a dangerous question and the answer to this particular one depends on how deep you want to go into the subject. A good starting point may be: When physics is introduced in school, students learn about Newton’s mechanics, for example. This […]